TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 2, 2015

Fletcher Long, an attorney for one of the former Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious student, says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim. Long says the individual was asked during jury selection about past experience with the criminal justice system as either a victim or defendant. In failing to disclose the rape, Long says, the juror lied to the court. The juror’s attorney says her client did not make misrepresentations and that the individual's past had “no impact whatsoever” on decision-making in the case. News Channel 5 has the Associated Press story.